Activision’s Call of Duty Elite: “Join Up Soldier”


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ROLE: Senior Flame Artist / VFX Compositor
VENDOR: Logan
CLIENT: Activision
AGENCY: 72andSunny
PRODUCTION CO: Caviar
DIRECTOR: Ruben Fleischer

Zombieland director Rubin Fleischer directs Rob Riggle in this humorous launch film promoting Activision’s Call of Duty Elite downloadable content subscription service. In short, Riggle monologues gameplay gospel as badass tour-guide, taking the scenic view through C.O.D.’s roughest combat terrains.

Including myself, a number of Flame and Nuke compositors contributed to integrating Riggle into the stylized gameplay – from street shootouts to downed planes to abandoned construction sites. My responsibilities included extensive paint work and color correction to help the actor sit better in the rendered gameplay footage.

Also, on a number of close-up Riggle shots, a redesign of the gun holster occurred late in the production, triggering a removal of the current holster from the already shot plates. Numbering 30+ in total, of which I handled the majority, the holster removals were achieved through extensive patch-and-track paint work done in Flame.